8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Denver
bus:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
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Denver
— 5 nights
End: Denver

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Red Rock Canyon, and other attractions. On the 31st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Seven Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Seven Falls ©
Seven Falls

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Attractions like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Downtown Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder (Chautauqua Park & Pearl Street Mall), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip site .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Winter Park Resort, Bear Lake
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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